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the latest news of the week so top stories here on our t.v. russia succeeds in a virgin you were to take on syria as most going to washington shake hands on a deal for damascus to give up its chemical weapons. but you know your good. and our t. team is a hit again as a syrian army rest of the christian century of molyneux love from jihad his forces . and two years after endless brave big shock the world with a horrific massacre in norway the n.t. immigration party that he was a member of is poised to take power as doublewide when coalition will look at the cline of multiculturalism across europe.
like from moscow you're watching this week's of the weekly and today's top stories with me to bomb with so let's take a look at our top story. the syrian government has been given one week to fully reveal its chemical weapons capability which must be completely destroyed by the middle of next year that's under groundbreaking deal reached by russia and the united states the plans have persuaded washington to call off its a strikes on syria at least for the time being and he said no it has more. signed sealed and if delivered it could see syria hand over its chemical weapons stockpiles russia and the us agreed on a six point plan after a week of talks i think the main factor is the willingness of russia to take responsibility and russia taking the lead russia making some proposal this is
really changing the whole figure of the whole fiona me of the of the situation the plan is seen as a last diplomatic push to prevent a military intervention into syria there can be no games no room for avoidance or anything less than full compliance by the regime in the event of noncompliance we have committed to impose measures under chapter seven within the un security council all sides including rebel groups will be responsible for the safety of international inspectors and will have to provide free access to the sites of course this does not mean every time a violation is reported actions will be taken with a massively will first have to verify and review such reports because there are a lot of fabrications along these surrounding this issue and we have to be very careful for russia is still wary of u.s.
threats of course but more than welcomes the u. turn in war rhetoric from the white house obama seemed more than ready during tack at all he was forced to back off on a policy that very a week ago he was committed to launch a bombing campaign and i think the russian leadership and the american people have boxed to many but some experts aren't convinced that this step by the ousted regime with u.s. and russian support will be enough he also has some american commentators pointed out leaves the way open to do to assert what the americans did to the. of gadhafi after all agreed to give up his chemical weapons his various of the conventional weapons and then a few years later he was attacked and the rebels immediate rejection of these latest diplomatic efforts makes it clear their pursuit for foreign intervention is not over damascus now has until next weekend to provide the un with a complete list of its stockpiles if i also continues to cooperate will it be
enough to push for peace without the cooperation of the rebels and their supporters and he's now a r.t. moscow. international support a deal on syria does not bind the hands of the rebels who will continue to fight against a regime that's according to the head of the syrian opposition's main military wing but the western backed insurgents are growing increasingly desperate as they lose ground to government forces according to antiwar activists back they cannot win they cannot achieve victory without the intervention of the u.s. and perhaps other other nato allies they do not have the capacity on their own to win and that's why they were so ardently hoping for military strikes massive military strikes by the united states against the government forces and there have been many reports about the armed opposition in syria possessing
chemical weapons clearly the objective of the united states is to weaken the government the government forces in syria which it is seeking to overthrow while at the same time seeking to strengthen in every way possible the forces and up of the armed opposition forces that it favors. the evidence is continuing to violence against the syrian rebels a belgian running to appear bitchy mean who went to syria under the protection of opposition fighters but ended up being kept in captivity shortly afterwards the government had nothing to do with last month's chemical attack on the outskirts of damascus is known to my colleague bill dart some viewers may find some of the images we're about to show are disturbing. balls. showed us that i don't think bashar al assad in the syrian government are to blame for the chemical attack and. during that time my italian friend and i had been taken hostage by
jihadists from the oil for root group in syria we were held at one point in a room facing an office of the free syrian army and the elf jihadist group we have been in the barracks of the priest syrian army and a jihadist group as well and we heard a conversation from this office the conversation was between one general from the free syrian army we knew him from earlier as he was the one who was in charge of our detention and another officer from the group. but. there was also a third person who was speaking perfect english and they were talking to him via skype they were talking about the events of the in the damascus suburb and from the conversation it was clear that the syrian government wasn't behind the attack but it. wasn't clear to you what the motivation was to use chemical weapons to launch a gas attack on civilians in this way what was the motivation do you think was it
mentioned what. their motivation was unclear from the conversation but we figured that it would have been absurd for the syrian government to use chemical weapons the regime had nothing to gain from the al guta massacre on the contrary it played into the hands of its enemies the u.s. france and the u.k. it gave them a good reason to use force against the assad government either the syrian government lost its mind but i don't. because of the attack of the opposition and it is clear that the rebels are the ones who wanted to benefit from the situation. let's remind you that the rebels already tried to simulate a gas attack a year ago in alms they made a video showing people on the ground acting as if they had been victims of neurotic gas. this week of the syrian army successfully liberated the ancient christian village of mali but jihad is rebels are still holding certificates sessions of the nearby mountains are g.'s and are now for national was in the thick of things.
oh oh. the mood is cheerful soldiers are smiling and relieved the jihadists have been booted out. but some of them were killed some of them escaped. locals joined the army to defend the native town the soldiers in light colored uniforms of the so-called national defense but the terrain here is very difficult with mountains and caves but we know the area better so we are carrying on with the operation of that. we come across one grocery shop owner who we filmed back in two thousand and twelve then he told us that the armed rebels hasn't come to their village and why would they this time he's armed with
a gun amongst syrian soldiers and he has some questions again syria syria is a land of history and of love they sent terrorists here from all corners of the world to kill syrians and each other why i asked the world why if a european citizen is so much as slapped across the face there'd be a scandal while in syria how many victims how many hundreds of thousands have been slaughtered why will it stop with quickly find out that it won't be today held by the militants for a week it seems that mountain tops of fear hotel still poses a threat that sufi hotel our goal was to liberate them push on to mark tough climb on a street but we couldn't do it the snipers are everywhere milo is home to many christian churches and monasteries as well as mosques everywhere we go here we see either crosses on the arrests now added to these we see blag to harvest flags.
it's time to head back away. but while in the car something goes wrong. we take cover in a place where we find dozens of army soldiers hiding from enemy's bullets. the main road is being targeted and it's he's all wrongly way out we think over our chances when our engineer gets hit. it will float your period of much. pressure. but. thankfully it's not serious for water but it becomes clear we can't wait a minute more. well i'm stuck here in this corner and we're now trying to get out of here because
this was. no no no no. so. this has been anything done to back then they go ok clear a lot. more focus also drew the boots did you hear them whizzing by full of hate but now i think if we reach a fair. they're firing from behind this new three hundred children this is here now may get to be careful you don't know what it is too much so you get mad. and we leave while governmental
forces continue their frenzy for manohla village which despite the claims remains under siege. she reported from syria. and maria's posting real time reports on the situation in mali on her twitter feed find out the latest by following her online. right to see. her story. and i think richard. on our reporters we're going to. be. coming up a bit later in the program a tradeoff between privacy and success
a british universities start monitoring their students' private data with the aim of improving academic results get the full story in a couple of minutes here on r.t.e. . a shift to the ride for no way the conservatives along with their right wing allies as well to poly in this week's general election are saying the labor party incoming coalition includes the anti immigrant progress party which mass murderer anders breivik was once a member of a conservative leader in the solberg said to take the helm as prime minister has called the victory historic and as it was a gaffe and of explains rise of the right is being echoed across europe. two years ago norway suffered the worst massacre since world war two a brutal assault unleashed against a summer camp for young people claiming seventy seven lives the perpetrator was extreme rightist anders breivik who claimed to have political motivation for his atrocities at his trial he said he wanted to punish the ruling labor party for its
liberal immigration policies and to start a so-called conservative revolution he was a member of the progress party in his youth before he lost faith in it and in democracy and adopted the radical and muslim views that underpinned his act of terror the anti immigration progress party saw support crumble in the aftermath of the attack but as norwegians headed to the polls monday for the first parliamentary election since the tragedy the tables appear to have turned and the progress party is poised to enter government for the first time the party has since softened its radical image and tried to distance itself from braving its campaign for tougher immigration and asylum policies and wants to reduce the number of immigrants from outside the e.u. in the face of economic uncertainty and voters in some european countries have rallied behind a far right nationalist ideas a few of the parties that have emerged have grown more popular others much less so or not at all well since the financial crisis several e.u.
countries including major european economies have seen a substantial rise of populist radical right electoral support let's take a closer look now in one of the biggest economies france after years of electoral decline marine le pen led the country's national front to its best ever results in the election of two thousand and twelve now some have claimed that zena phobia is still one of the country's party's trademarks although she has tried to soften the party's image since the more radical program of the one nine hundred ninety s. moving on to austria the freedom party of austria has focused on anti immigration anti islam and euro skeptic issues there's even calls for a withdrawal from the euro zone. and moving on to the true finns in finland they may share populist rhetoric with other nordic parties its supporters to are opposed to the e.u. and to globe globalism now the party leader hundreds sieved the highest number of personal votes for any candidate in the party has one thousand percent of the seats
in parliament while the movement for a better hungry entered parliament for the first time three years ago now the group describes itself as a radically patriotic christian party but it's described in a local pressed as neo fascist and in the far right national alliance brings together a coalition of conservatives ethno nationalists and economic liberals with fourteen seats in the legislature it's the country's fourth largest political party now at the same time some of the countries which do have notable far right parties there is a fairly even split between those that have seen an increase in support and those which haven't and as you can see right here support for right wing movements has gone down now in some ways the growth of right wing parties has been cyclical in europe some tend to gain power during economic downturns and favor and periods of growth but with economic stagnation continuing on the continent it remains to be seen what will happen to these political groups who see. moscow need of it to dan who's an
aide to marine le pen of the head of france's national front podgy explained what he believes podge is like his stand for. we're shifting to a new system where it's not a question of right and left anymore but actually we're not anti immigration we want to deal more seriously with massive immigration and we're not entirely we want to deal against. radicalization since the one nine hundred ninety s. . the eyes of the people by explaining more and probably in a better way what we were actually fighting for our days the polls indicate that we would be leading in the elections the next european parliament elections before the european lections we will have local elections as will we will probably make very good. numbers and figures. head to r.j. dot com for more on the stories we're covering also online elsley you twenty one months or so wanting a ground costa concordia is. find out what it will take to rescue the cruise line
no way a hundred and ten thousand tons on a website. can make at the news the all the least like to be moving ninety percent of its exhibits to safety over fears that a once in a life a life a century possess a critic in paris. an impassioned debate on academic freedom sprang up this week in the u.s. off to research a professor at john hopkins university matthew greene was ordered to take down
a blog entry criticizing the n.s.a. from university serve up the interim dean who gave the order apologized after receiving a barrage of complaints cryptographer told what was behind his post. what we learned is that the n.s.a. has a hard time breaking encrypt and so what they've done is they've actually tried to take the products that that perform and corruption and make them worse make the weaker so that it's easier for them to break that encryption the n.s.a. is is willing to make us security a little bit weaker because remember it's not just you know non u.s. citizens are using these products it's americans too and they're willing to you know in a sense put our credibility on the line our tire industry on the line in order to access that communications of whoever it is they want to listen to we have a big debate ahead of us how much spying i mean there is there's a range anywhere from zero percent spying to one hundred percent spying and i think we have to figure out what the right balance is i think what we're learning is that the american public is not comfortable with what we're learning about that balance
and the meantime some academic institutions on the other side of the atlantic have come under fire for spying on these students private data a move that they say it was designed to improve education standards are to zero smith has the story. remember the film minority report it's the one where tom cruise is the cop in the future and uses paths in the day to stop crimes before they happen while the fictional feature is now universities are out allies in the electronic trail of students how often they use the library what books they guess out even where they parked their cars to create a picture of them and how they learned they use the danger in different ways the different you need for marketing courses but also to predict which students are likely to fail or dropouts and here's where it fits into nineteen eighty-four territory in the dystopian novel any negative thoughts is thought crime every party
member has a telly screen in his or her home which the thought police use to watch them and record anything that resembles an unorthodox opinion or in the struggle now look for a university in the midlands says it's considering doing something frighteningly similar monitoring student private emails but negative comments on their university experience to see if they're at risk of quitting. students at the london school of economics are not keen on the idea. that it would be an infringement of my integrity it sounds a bit cia now i think people feel that one on one thing people are much more kind of them. more violence is i don't think it's right it's a kill that you can say sure you wouldn't do it in denmark where you come from i think people would like that i would mom my emails that money. i mean the private e-mail is should have exclusive rights to n.b.c. made the case against her university and do have
a good track record for keeping dates of private but the worry here is that there's so much data and of course how it could be used ultimately the information could be used to allocate resources for example if it identifies the type of person most likely to fail universities could stop brick. reaching those people altogether or not waste money on trying to retain them as students start returning for a new academic year they'd better be where big brother is watching them now more closely than ever still to come in the program disturbing flashbacks you may have thoughts of africa pers the ugly practices of the a party to almost three decades ago but as reporting a few minutes it's being kept alive by a small community just outside the capital. now to some of today's the main news from around the world in iraq a suicide bomber has killed at least thirty six people and dozens more wounded in an attack apparently targeting the shabak ethnic minority and this follows
a string of deadly shootings and bombings across the country iraq is currently enduring it's a bloody as period in years with more than four thousand deaths since april. floodwaters across the u.s. state of colorado have left five people dead and hundreds missing thousands of residents have been safely evacuated the state a suffering is its worst flooding in decades with over half of the entire annual average rainfall in the past week alone flash floods i expected in the coming days . in warsaw tens of thousands have been railing against changes or to labor laws poland's government recently raise the retirement age to sixty seven and to relax the rules on maximum working hours demonstrators carried banners the calling on prime minister donald tusk to resign protesters have been escalating in the capital for the past four days. security forces disperse demonstrators in
turkey on a fifth conservative night of protest for in the death of a young man reportedly killed by police the twenty two year old was allegedly hit by tear gas canister shot from an empty ride vehicle at a rally the case has renewed the wave of nationwide antigovernment protests first seen earlier this summer. just outside of pretoria a statue of the man considered the father of a party it overlooks a tunnel which only lets in number why visitors with the special parts but this isn't some sort of open a history museum but a very real self-esteem community out as well as they are got inside the disturbing time capsule. a half hour drive north of south africa's capital and you'll be forgiven for thinking you've traveled back in time it might be two decades since nelson mandela was sworn in as the country's first black president but communities hankering after south africa's apartheid past when racial
segregation was enshrined in law are starting to wave their nationalistic colors when white people first advanced into the interior of south african eighteen hundreds this is what they saw before them vast dissolute stretches of land and now one hundred fifty years later they were turning to the dreams of a forefathers to create an independent entity with their own laws flag and language welcome to claim fontayne and aspiring whites only enclave if you're black you can visit but only for a few hours and with special permission but there's a little. we don't know if you say that. if you go to work you can come the first thing that greets you is you coming to claim from tain is a bust of hendrik for vote the former south african prime minister considered the architect of a party eight all of us signposts are written off the cons the language spoken by the town's one thousand inhabitants who can all trace their lineage back to the
european settlers who arrived here in the sixteen hundreds residents insist they are not racist it's just that they don't welcome jews catholics or any english speakers either merissa has lived in came from ten for six years she says she feels safe here there's no crime and she enjoys being part of a community that shares the same culture and history this is private property so we're not taking anything from anybody else so we don't think i think it's a racial but we are we feel strongly about our identity and we want to protect that and preserve it. claim for change residence include professors engineers and other middle class professionals they pay fees to a carpet of board that. gives them water and electricity the community has survived largely without the help of the government it has its own water pumps and a natural reservoir and there's a shopping center a bank a school overtime and center and several small businesses it's residence aid
self-sufficiency born out of necessity they dream is to create their own flag and currency the problem we have is that many of the law or both arise the benefit of a certain racial group. konami. many of our young people that were even born in the aborted go to work. iliza smith moved here after being unable to find work she now cleans houses a job she's very grateful to have my skin and all that i there is no i'm not black abroad for work no work and then my freedom get to work yet. and that's when we come back here under a party to the white of economy of government forced black south africans to live in homelands now decades later the dice has turned and many white often corners feel that white homelands are the only solution but many south africans fear their
communities that came from tain a merely lingering outpost of the apartheid era threatening to return the country back to the dark days of its racist past policy r.t. came from tain south africa up next are the weekly highlights of all of the world of business with katie. more news today. games flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing operations around the day. she good laboratory kirby was able to build the world's most sophisticated robot
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